The Animator's Survival Kit : A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

The Animator's Survival Kit : A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators
Author: Richard Williams
Rating: 4.38
Bestsellers Rate: 4129
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 382
Hours of reading: 6.4 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 29,14 €

About the book

The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today--and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been one of the true innovators, winning three Academy Awards and serving as the link between Disney's golden age of animation by hand and the new computer animation exemplified by Toy Story. Perhaps even more important, though, has been his dedication in passing along his knowledge to a new generation of animators so that they in turn could push the medium in new directions. In this book, based on his sold-out master classes in the United States and across Europe, Williams provides the underlying principles of animation that every animator--from beginner to expert, classic animator to computer animation whiz --needs. Urging his readers to invent but be believable, he illustrates his points with hundreds of drawings, distilling the secrets of the masters into a working system in order to create a book that will become the standard work on all forms of animation for professionals, students, and fans.




"Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation." --The New York Times

Richard Williams Biography

Richard Williams is best known as the Director of Animation and designer of the new characters for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," for which he won two Academy Awards including a Special Achievement Award. Canadian-born Williams has won three US Academy Awards, three British Academy Awards, and an Emmy among 246 international awards-- starting with his first film" The Little Island "in 1958. Williams has also animated title sequences for "Return of the Pink Panther," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," "What's New Pussycat," "Casino Royale "and linking sequences for "The Charge of the Light Brigade," as well as countless prize-winning commercials. In 1990 he was voted by his peers as "The Animator's Animator," and in 1995 he started giving the Richard Williams Animation Masterclasses for professionals and students worldwide in London, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, France and Denmark. He lives with his family in Wales and works as an independent film-maker. ... Read full biography

Authors: Richard Williams
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint: Faber and Faber Inc
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9780865478978
ISBN10: 086547897X
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: Expanded ed.
Illustrations: Line drawings, color; Line drawings, black and white; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 382
Book Weight: 1655.61
Book Dimensions: 236.22x276.86x25.4
Circulation: None
Publication date: Sept. 25, 2012
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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